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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPASamuel Adams Rebel IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,076 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,076
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 51
Gots: 771 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
COLOR Bright Copper / 11 SRM
ALC BY VOL/WT 6.5%ABV - 5.1%ABW
IBUs 45
YEAST STRAIN Samuel Adams Ale Yeast
MALT VARIETIES Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60
HOP VARIETIES American Cascade, Simcoe®, Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo
CAL/SERVING 198 per 12oz serving
SPECIAL INGREDIENTS N/A

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 06-19-2013)
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Photo of RobIPA88
2.48/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Just another watered down very light brew from sam. It's to attract mainstream snobs and nothing else. It lacks in all areas. I'm not impressed at all. Tsk tsk...

Photo of ajm136
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bhulfeld
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpower
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FanofHefe
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muchos
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flightchecker
2.18/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Disappointing lack of any aroma before the first sip.

Photo of agraves643
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tyalan
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akward
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is pine and very light grassy/dank notes. The flavor is light grapefruit, biscuit malts, very light sugar notes, a hint of tropical fruit and a dry finish.

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ivan_delosrios
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not bad. Had right after drinking an amber ale. It had a distinct peach or apricot flavor after the amber ale. Not amazing but for being a someone mainstream beer, defiantly something I'd pick up again for a night with friends

Photo of Super_P34
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodlavers
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustinTauscher
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of colonia25
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of midnightcowboy818
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corninajar
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickWebster87
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbjohnso
4.7/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: In my wheat beer glass, it's orange on top and amber toward the bottom.

S/T: Initially, I knew there was Cascade and Centennial (aka super Cascade) in there; it's orange and grapefruit dominant in the nose. I get a west coast IPA feel from it.

F: I think they mashed in a little lower (± 150°F) to make this taste a bit drier. It pairs well with the lower bitterness.

Overall, I give this a 4 because I wish it was lower in alcohol. That is really the only thing that I can detract. As a homebrewer, I'm going to make one like this but with more body and a bit more sessionable, somwhere around ±3%.

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 3,076 ratings.